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If you would like to read a highly entertaining science-fiction novel about the stars going out, I couldn't recommend http://www.amazon.com/Spin-Robert-Charles-Wilson/dp/07653482... enough.

Seveneves is a bit more similar to what the article describes. http://www.amazon.com/Seveneves-Novel-Neal-Stephenson/dp/006...

It probably is. Where Spin connects with the posting is more on what the planet does after the satellites fall and new industries for balloons, etc, form. I was on the fence about whether I should mention that or whether it is revealing.

I definitely started recalling the White Sky scenario when reading this post.

And a great book in general.

Eh, I thought the last third was a letdown.

I agree. I still enjoyed the book though.

Yeah, that was a great read even though it's not quite the same scenario :-)

That does seem like an entertaining read; thanks for the recommendation.

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